Gold Coast 600

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The Gold Coast 600 (formally known as the Vodafone Gold Coast 600) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.wikipedia
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The Gold Coast 600 (formally known as the Vodafone Gold Coast 600) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
Race formats vary between each event, with sprint races between 100 and 200 km in length, street races between 125 and 250 km in length, and two-driver endurance races held at Sandown, Bathurst, and the Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise Street Circuit

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The Gold Coast 600 (formally known as the Vodafone Gold Coast 600) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.
The circuit has also hosted touring car races since 1994, with the Supercars Championship currently contesting the annual Gold Coast 600 at the circuit.

Enduro Cup

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The event is staged over a three-day weekend, from Friday to Sunday, with Enduro Cup co-drivers joining the series' primary drives for the third consecutive event. Instead, the event became the third event of the newly formed Pirtek Enduro Cup, along with the series' other two-driver races, the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000.
The Enduro Cup (formally known as the Pirtek Enduro Cup for sponsorship reasons), is an award given out to the highest points scorers over the three endurance events in Supercars; the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast 600.

V8 Supercar Challenge

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V8 Supercars had previously competed on the Gold Coast as a support race, most recently known as the V8 Supercar Challenge, to the Gold Coast Indy 300 between 1994 and 2008.
First run in 1994, the sprint event was a support race to the Gold Coast Indy 300 and from 2009 was superseded by an endurance format known as the Gold Coast 600.

2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600

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In 2011, this rule was adjusted such that every car (as opposed to every team) had a driver of international repute as a co-driver. In 2011, the event was overshadowed by the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship tragedy, which occurred one week before the Gold Coast event.
It was the tenth V8 Supercar championship event held at the circuit, the third running of the Gold Coast 600, and the seventeenth annual overall Australian Touring Car event at the circuit (including six non-championship ATCC/V8 Supercar and one Super Touring round), and the twenty-first race meet overall at the street circuit, dating back to the 1991 CART race.

2009 V8 Supercar Challenge

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Subsequently, to fill the last minute hole in the schedule, the 2009 event expanded its format to 300 km on each Saturday and Sunday, each race split into two 150 km 'legs'.
This format became the basis for the Gold Coast 600 format which became a two-driver endurance race starting in 2010.

Sandown 500

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In 2018, it was proposed that the event format be changed in 2019 to a single 500 kilometre race on the Sunday, with two qualifying races on the Saturday, a format mirroring the Sandown 500. Instead, the event became the third event of the newly formed Pirtek Enduro Cup, along with the series' other two-driver races, the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000.
From 2013, the event became part of the newly formed Pirtek Enduro Cup within the Supercars season, along with the series' other two-driver races, the Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.

2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600

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The 2012 event was notable for two large start-line crashes.
It was the twelfth of fifteen scheduled touring car events of the 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship and the 22nd anniversary running of the round.

2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series

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The event has been a regular part of the Supercars Championship—and its previous iteration, the V8 Supercars Championship—since 2009.

Gold Coast Indy 300

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V8 Supercars had previously competed on the Gold Coast as a support race, most recently known as the V8 Supercar Challenge, to the Gold Coast Indy 300 between 1994 and 2008.
Following A1GP's withdrawal, V8 Supercars became the permanent and sole lead category of the event, which became known as the Gold Coast 600 as of 2010.

Ricky Taylor

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In the first of which, international driver Ricky Taylor was tipped into a barrel-roll seconds after the start of the race.
Later, he contested the Gold Coast 600 of V8 Supercars in a Holden Commodore from Garry Rogers Motorsport alongside Greg Ritter, however he was sent into a frightening rollover several hundred metres after the start whilst trying to avoid two stricken cars.

2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600

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In 2016, van Gisbergen won a race at the event for the third consecutive year, driving with French driver Alexandre Prémat, who in winning his first race in Supercars (as the series was now known), joined compatriot Bourdais as a winner at the event.
It was the seventh running of the Gold Coast 600.

2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship

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In 2011, the event was overshadowed by the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship tragedy, which occurred one week before the Gold Coast event.
Wheldon had been scheduled to take part in the Gold Coast 600, a round of the V8 Supercars championship, on October 22, racing alongside his friend James Courtney.

Shane van Gisbergen

The 2010 event itself was notable for a famous battle between Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen in which Whincup eventually prevailed to take the win.

Dan Wheldon

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This led to the relaxing of the international driver rules, as Holden Racing Team's planned co-driver Dan Wheldon was killed and Ford Performance Racing co-driver Will Power was injured in the 15-car crash.
The Dan Wheldon International Driver Trophy was awarded to the best performing international driver over the race weekend of the Australian V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600.

Queensland

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The Gold Coast 600 (formally known as the Vodafone Gold Coast 600) is an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

Nicolas Minassian

The race was red flagged, and would eventually require a third attempt at a start following an incident on the second attempt between Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny.

Jamie Whincup

The 2010 event itself was notable for a famous battle between Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen in which Whincup eventually prevailed to take the win.

Mark Winterbottom

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His highlights included an event win at the Gold Coast 600 and pole positions for Race 3 of the championship at the Hamilton 400 in New Zealand, and race 5 at Winton Motor Raceway.

Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert won consecutive Saturday races at the event in 2017 and 2018, driving with Steve Owen and James Moffat respectively.
The first of which was the Saturday race of the Phillip Island 500, before further wins at Queensland Raceway and the Gold Coast 600.

Richard Lyons (racing driver)

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Then he joined Ford Performance Racing to replace an injured Will Power at the 2011 Gold Coast 600, finishing the two races Third and First with Mark Winterbottom.

Mika Salo

In 2010–12, Salo competed in the Gold Coast 600, an endurance event for the V8 Supercars.

Bathurst 1000

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Instead, the event became the third event of the newly formed Pirtek Enduro Cup, along with the series' other two-driver races, the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000.
From 2013, the event became part of the newly formed Pirtek Enduro Cup within the Supercars season, along with the series' other two-driver races, the Sandown 500 and Gold Coast 600.

James Moffat (racing driver)

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Chaz Mostert won consecutive Saturday races at the event in 2017 and 2018, driving with Steve Owen and James Moffat respectively.